State Minister visits French Ship 'Auvergne'
The State Minister of Defence Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene
visited the French ship 'Auvergne' at the Colombo harbor, today (05th
Tuesday, December). The State Minister was received by the Commanding
Officer of the ship, Captain Xavier Breitel upon his arrival to the
During his visit, the State Minister was given a guard
of honour and taken on a tour of the ship. Mementos were also exchanged
between the State Minister and Captain Breitel to mark the occasion.
French Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh, Chief of
Defence Staff, Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne and Commander of the Navy,
Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe were also present at the occasion.
The French Naval Ship 'Auvergne' arrived in the
country on Sunday (03rd December) making a four-day official goodwill